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A message from Seema Shah
Global Bond Strategist, Principal Global Investors

Seema Shah

I have the ability to collaborate with colleagues in the world's major financial cities — people with strong investment experience and local market knowledge.

Seema Shah
Global Bond Strategist, Principal Global Investors

All over the world, there's a need for the mix of products, services and expertise provided by The Principal. We focus on select markets where what we offer — and how we offer it — matches the local culture and customers' financial needs.

Growing businesses and their owners

Earnings percentage from our U.S. and global businesses

For decades, our U.S. operations have been focused on growing businesses and their owners — a largely underserved market — as well as their employees and other individuals. Serving "Main Street USA" is the right fit for The Principal. We understand the specific needs of small- and medium-sized businesses, and we offer the kind of local service and personalized financial assistance that is typically available only to larger companies and high wealth individuals.

Emerging markets

The emerging markets of Latin America and Asia represent huge future growth potential for Principal International. Within these markets, 72,000 families are entering the middle class each day.[1] There is an exploding need for asset accumulation and management.

In fact, it's projected that over the next 20 years, emerging market retirement and mutual fund assets under management in Latin America and Asia will grow four to five times faster than those in the U.S.[2]

Being global is as much about mindset as geography. It speaks to being in the right markets, offering deep, broad expertise and delivering strong investment performance.

Jim McCaughan
President — Global Asset Management, The Principal Financial Group

Principal Global Investors

Principal Global Investors provides asset management services for our customers. More than 400 investment professionals in major markets around the world share the resources of our multi-boutique strategy and global distribution platform to meet the varying demands and expectations of our diverse client base.

We have handpicked each of the markets in which we operate. And in each, we're a leader in helping customers achieve their financial dreams.


Footnotes

[1]
Principal Global Investors, Principal International
[2]
Boston Consulting Group, November 2010

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